Fields of Fireweed print on canvas by Canadian Artist Stephanie Perry

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"Field of Fire" is 3rd in a series of paintings from the "Foraged Finds" collection about edible and medicinal plants of Central Alberta and Canada.
What is fireweed used for in medicine?
Fireweed is an herb. The parts of the plant that grow above ground are used to make medicine. Fireweed is used for pain and swelling (inflammation), fevers, tumors, wounds, and enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH). It is also used as an astringent and as a tonic.
What are the benefits of eating fireweed?
Fireweed is an herbal dietary supplement made from the leaves of the fireweed plant. It is used to treat a variety of ailments, including digestive issues, skin problems, and inflammation. It is also believed to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Older plants can be snapped off at the base and the leaves can be removed, cleaned and eaten, similar to spinach. Flower buds can be eaten raw in salad.
What did indigenous people use fireweed for?
The North American First Nations people used fireweed as a fresh or cooked vegetable, as a tobacco substitute, and as a poultice to draw out infections. Stem fibres were used for thread.
What is the spiritual meaning of fireweed?
It's often referred to as the phoenix of flowers because it will literally grow or rise from ashes. And so the significance of that fireweed is that no matter the devastation and hurt in life, you're able to regrow.

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